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Ringworm of the scalp is not really a worm, but a fungal infection. Also called Tinea capitis , this infection affects both your scalp and hair shafts, causing small patches of itchy, scaly skin on the scalp. It gets the name ringworm because[read article]

Tests for Ringworm of the Scalp

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A skin lesion biopsy is a simple medical procedure in which a sample of your skin is removed and tested in a laboratory. The sample taken during a biopsy is often v...  More
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The Wood's lamp examination is a procedure that uses transillumination (light) to detect bacterial or fungal skin infections. It also can detect skin pigment d...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A skin lesion KOH exam is a simple skin test to check if an infection in the skin is caused by fungus. KOH stands for potassium (K), oxygen (O), and hydrogen (H). T...  More
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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While up to 75 percent of women will experience a yeast infection once in their lifetime, an unlucky 5 percent will have frequent, recurring episodes. Join our pane...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Ringworm of the Scalp

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GRISEOFULVIN (gri see oh FUL vin) is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections of the skin, hair, or nails.  More
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ITRACONAZOLE (i tra KO na zole) is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections.  More
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KETOCONAZOLE (kee toe KON na zole) is an antifungal medicine. This cream is used to treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections of the skin.  More
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SELENIUM SULFIDE (se LEE nee um suhl fahyd) skin lotion is used to treat dandruff-like conditions, seborrhea, and psoriasis. It is also used to treat some fungal in...  More
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TERBINAFINE (TER bin a feen) is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections of the skin.  More
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TERBINAFINE (TER bin a feen) is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections.  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Ringworm of the Scalp

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KETOCONAZOLE (kee toe KON na zole) is an antifungal medicine. This cream is used to treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections of the skin.  More
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SELENIUM SULFIDE (se LEE nee um suhl fahyd) skin lotion is used to treat dandruff-like conditions, seborrhea, and psoriasis. It is also used to treat some fungal in...  More
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TERBINAFINE (TER bin a feen) is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections of the skin.  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Ringworm of the Scalp What's this?

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Zinc has been used since ancient Egyptian times to enhance wound healing, although the usefulness of this approach is only partially confirmed by the clinical data ...  More
Efficacy Grade B
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Selenium is a trace mineral found in soil, water, and some foods. It is an essential element in several metabolic pathways. Selenium deficiency can occur in areas w...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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